Ben Whishaw in Surge by Aneil Karia.Image x

    Good voyage

    NPO 3, 10.06 am

    (Drama, Margien Rogaar, 2011) The characters of telefilm Good voyage are children of various ages. A wealth of perspectives, which is even greater because the film also considers the terminally ill grandfather and the stress his illness causes his daughter and son-in-law. Whether it concerns a dying grandfather, an adolescent girl who carefully but determinedly takes her first virginity or a toddler who tries to comprehend the riddles of life: director Rogaar crawls into the different emotional worlds like a chameleon.

    Anneke Blok in Bon voyage by Margien Rogaar.  Image x

    Anneke Blok in Bon voyage by Margien Rogaar.Image x


    NPO 3, 3.33 pm

    (Comedy, Pieter van Rijn, 2016) In 2016, 10-year-old Tim (Stijn van der Plas) accidentally thaws a spy (Beau Schneider) frozen in 1973, in this witty introduction to old-fashioned Bond-like spy gadgets, intended for young viewers. MasterSpy takes place in a fairytale reality and is a fairly innocent preparation for the grown-up spy films – the villain is eventually defeated with, among other things, a box of feathers. The colorful decoration is a party, the acting fresh and the music completes the nice nod to undercover films.

    Beau Schneider in Master Spy by Pieter van Rijn.  Image x

    Beau Schneider in Master Spy by Pieter van Rijn.Image x

    Moped at sea

    NPO 2, 19.25

    (Culture programme) Ruth Joos and Wilfried de Jong will receive Tim Krabbé this week in the book program Brommer op zee. His new novel Unavailability is about a love between two people who can’t let each other go, but also don’t choose each other. Also a guest is historian Sandra Langereis, winner of the Libris History Prize for her biography of Desiderius Erasmus. Her accessible retelling of Erasmus’ magnum opus was recently published Praise of folly. Look further Moped at sea along with the relocation of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague.

    College Tour

    NPO 2, 8.20 pm

    (Talk show) The subdued sounds of the Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi stem from contemporary classical music and minimalism. The light tone that Einaudi gives to this makes his work very popular, also with filmmakers looking for a soundtrack. On Spotify, the composer’s work is inescapable in playlists with meditative, soothing and atmospheric music. Einaudi is a guest in this week College Tourwhere he talks about his love for nature and concerns about climate change in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

    Mörkt hjärta

    Canvas, 10:20 p.m

    (Series) Tanja Thorell (Aliette Opheim) works for an organization that tracks down missing persons. She goes in search of the missing Sanna Lundqvist, the daughter of a wealthy farmer. Sanna was in love with Marcus, but her father strongly opposed their relationship. The Swedish psychological thriller series Mörkt hjärta (released internationally as The Dark Heart) is based on the bestseller by journalist Joakim Palmkvist. In this book he investigates a true crime case from 2012 that deeply shocked a rural community in Småland, Sweden.


    BBC2, 11pm

    (Drama, Aneil Karia, 2020) Airport security guard Joseph, a hypnotic, hyperintense role by Ben Whishaw, throws into the thunderous surge at some point all self-control overboard. He makes it impossible at work, busts through the streets of London and even robs several banks. What inspires him, and whether his new boundless freedom makes Joseph a hero or a psychotic, debuting writer and director Aneil Karia likes to leave to the viewer. In any case, works surge Disturbingly contagious on multiple levels, from the energetic camera work to the physical portrayal by Whishaw: following your impulses, without any accountability, how wonderful must that be?

    Cross thinkers

    NPO 2, 11.40 pm

    (Talk show) They used to be radical, but they have left that period behind them. The four people Sherin Seyda interviews in the series Cross thinkers from broadcaster Human tell candidly where their wayward thinking came from and why they stopped it. This week she talks to former animal activist Mark. Because handing out flyers against animal cruelty did not help, he went underground with a friend. They campaigned illegally for seven years, until they were arrested at a mink farm in Denmark and sentenced to six months in prison.